Minnesota among safest states, study says
Relatively wreck-free roads helped propel Minnesota to the top of the list.
Minnesota is behind only Massachusetts and New Hampshire on WalletHub's list of the safest states to live in.
The study accounts for workplace safety, emergency preparedness, home and community stability, traffic safety, and financial security, with Minnesota ranking in the top 10 in all but one of those categories.
Here's an interactive map summarizing WalletHub's findings, with green correlating with safety and red the opposite:
And here's a detailed breakdown of the list's top 20 safest states (including D.C.):
Specifically, Minnesota got high marks for having the third fewest auto fatalities per miles traveled of any state and the fifth highest number of law enforcement workers per capita.
And here's the bottom of WalletHub's list, which is laden with southern states:
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